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Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity

Graduate School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences

Direction
Prof. Jesús Robledano Arillo
Deputy Direction
Prof. Virginia Ortiz-Repiso Jiménez, Prof. Francisco Javier Calzada Prado
Language
Spanish
Attendance
Blended Learning
Credits
60
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

Open

☛  Places available: 50

Departments
Library and Information Sciences, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Public State Law

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  • Inicio

    The Master in Digital Libraries, Archives and Continuity of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (MBACD-UC3M) is an academic degree that train specialists in all activities related to resource management of digital information. Syllabus include digital born information, conversion from non-digital formats, organization, storage, preservation, retrieval, dissemination and reuse. Graduates will become specialists to deal with the digitization, document and records management systems, digital libraries, and digital preservation of cultural, research and administrative content.


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    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ 50 students per class
    • ☛ 90% of teachers with a PhD degree
    • ☛ 45% of elective ects that facilitate two itineraries
    • ☛ More than 200 graduates in both official masters of origin
    • ☛ Student satisfaction greater than 4 out of 5 in the Masters of origin
    • ☛ Rate of return around 90% (approved on enrolled) in the Masters of origin
  • PROGRAM
  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • ARAGÓN GONZÁLEZ, INÉS
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • CALVO LEÓN, ÓSCAR
      Department of Computer Science
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
    • CALZADA PRADO, JAVIER
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Visiting Lecturer
      PhD
    • CRUZ GIL, CARMEN
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
    • DESCALZO GONZÁLEZ, ANTONIO
      Department of Public Law of the State
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • FUENTES GARCÍA-ROMERO DE TEJADA, JOSÉ MARÍA DE
      Computer Science and Engineering
      Visiting Lecturer
      PhD
    • GARCÍA ZORITA, JOSÉ CARLOS
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • JORGE GARCÍA-REYES, Mª DEL CARMEN
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • JUÁREZ VALERO, EDUARDO
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
    • LÓPEZ RUIZ, MARÍA DEL MAR
      Department of Computer Science
      PhD Assistant Professor
      PhD
    • MARZAL GARCÍA-QUISMONDO, MIGUEL ÁNGEL
      Library and Information Sciences Department
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • MÉNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ, EVA MARÍA
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • MOLINA LÓPEZ, JOSÉ MANUEL
      Department of Computer Science
      Full Professor
      PhD
    • MORATO LARA, JORGE LUIS
      Department of Computer Science
      Hired PhD
      PhD
    • OLMEDA GÓMEZ, CARLOS
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • ORTIZ-REPISO JIMÉNEZ, VIRGINIA
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • PACIOS LOZANO, ANA REYES
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Associate Professor
      PhD
    • ROBLEDANO ARILLO, JESÚS
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Hired PhD
      PhD
    • SAN SEGUNDO MANUEL, ROSA
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Full Professor
      PhD
    • SERRANO LÓPEZ, ANTONIO ELEAZAR
      Department of Library and Information Science
      Assistant Professor
      PhD

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • CERDÁ DÍAZ, JULIO
      Library and Information Sciences Department
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      AYUNTAMIENTO DE ARGANDA DEL REY (MADRID)
    • DE CASTRO LEAL, LETICIA
      Department of Documentation and Library
      PhD
      REPSOL
    • EITO BRUN, RICARDO
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

      Requirements

      Access to the Master will be subject to the requirements established by Royal Decree 1393/2007, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010.

      To have an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution belonging to another EHEA member state that entitles them to access Master's degree courses.

      For the access of graduates coming from educational systems outside the EHEA, the provisions of article 16.2 of said RD shall be observed.

       

      Admission criteria

      Admission will be decided by the Master’s Academic Committee, taking into account the potential of each candidate attending to their motivation and especially to the merits provided in the documentation requested.

      The weighting will be carried out as follows:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
      Academic record of access studies 25%
      Level of knowledge of other languages * 10%
      Professional experience 20%
      Qualifications obtained in essential subjects for the Master's course 30%
      Motivation, interest and recommendation letters 15%
      Others  

      * Required language level B1 according to the European Framework.

      Within the Master's Steering Committee, a Committee will be appointed to decide on the selection of candidates, which will be formed by:

      • Master's Director
      • Master's Deputy Director
      • At least one professor from the departments involved

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      FEES *

      2019-2020 Academic year

       

      • Reservation fee: €450 (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €2,701.2 (€45.02/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €5,044.2 (€84.07/ECTS credit)

      * Pending approval by the Regional Government of Madrid for 2019/2020

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    UC3M Scholarships for the Year 2019/2020

    CALL AM03-19/20 * │ PERIOD CLOSED

    The UC3M announces 10 grants for the payment of academic fees for academic year 2019-20, aimed at new students entering the Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity, with the following provision:

    • 5 grants of € 1,000
    • 5 grants of € 500

    To apply, you must have completed the application for admission to the Master’s.


    Application deadline: 4th September 2019.

    Resolution: May and September 2019.

    ☛ Published Resolution dated July 24, 2019


    * The number of grants and amounts specified in the call, may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply for them. They may not even be allocated if decided so by the Selection Committee for each programme.​
     

    Grants

    ☛ UC3M e-bulletin (BOEL) in Spanish

     

    CALL AM04-19/20-AUIP │ RESOLVED

    The Carlos III University of Madrid announces 1 aid for the academic year 2019-20, aimed at newly admitted students of the Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity from non-Spanish university centers associated with the Ibero-American Postgraduate University Association (AUIP), with the following provision:

    • Tuition assistance for the amount of the corresponding academic fees
    • Bag or study aid of € 1,500

    To apply, you must have completed the application for admission to the Master’s.


    Application deadline: 10th April 2019.

    Resolutions: from 26th April 2019.

    ☛ Published Resolution dated May 22, 2019
     

    Grants

    ☛ UC3M e-bulletin (BOEL) in Spanish

    Fourth Edition of Rocío Orsi Award for Master's Thesis

    The Carlos III University of Madrid announces the Fourth Edition of Rocío Orsi Award for Master's Thesis. To this award may opt all students who submitted, defended and approved in the programs under the Faculty of Humanities, Communication and Documentation, credits corresponding to Master's Thesis (TFM) during the period from February 1 and on October 31, 2019.
     

    • Amount: 500 €

    Applications deadline: October 31, 2019

    Resolution: November 2019
     

    ✎ │ Application form

    📥 │ Rules of the call

     

    General information on grants and scholarships

    For more information on specific grants of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

    🎓 Grants to study a University Master’s

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
  • INTERNSHIPS

    Complementary work practice

    The University Master's degree in Digital Libraries, Archives and Continuity offers its students the possibility of carrying out a complementary work placement adding further credits to those contained in the syllabus. These work placements will enable students to complete their education while acquiring experience in activities relating to the skills and competence that the Master's course aims to provide. These activities will be concerned with a document or archive management service in a field characterised by the use of information technologies and digitalisation. The work placement may also take place in consultancies or businesses concerned with implementation of this type of service or with digital conservation systems.

    To this effect, the University will enter into a series of agreements with centres interested in the programme of complementary practices. Students will be supervised, guided and assessed by two tutors, one appointed by the Master's board of management and another by the firm where the work placement is carried out. In addition, the University ensures that students are covered by an accident and civil liability insurance policy.

    The work placements will be for a  minimum period  of 180 hours (6 ECTS) and further periods consisting of additional 90 hour modules up to a maximum duration of 900 hours (30 ECTS). Given the fact that Master's partially classroom-based, the class timetable may be either morning or afternoon, with Friday afternoons free.

    As the ECTS corresponding to the work placement are considered to be educational activities, students will be required to register for these, paying only 25% of the official cost of the credit. Thus a standard work placement of 180 hours (6 ECTS) would cost 78.98€ (EU) or 126,11€ (non EU). (The Comunidad de Madrid will set prices in July 2017).

    These credits, added to the 60 obtained through the normal syllabus will be included in the student's academic certificate as a further subject, and will be graded with a pass or fail.

    The students can consult the offer of practices that the centres annually make, with the indication of their duration in hours (and therefore in ECTS), the place in which they will be carried out and a brief description of the specific activities to be carried out.

    Once students have chosen the centre where they will carry out their work placement and its duration, the Master's administration department will register the corresponding credits and will complete the details of each place in appendix to the agreement.

    Complementary practices can also be done without the need to pay tuition, through the university Orientation & Employment Service (Orientación & Empleo). In this case they are not  reflected in the academic record.